Historic treaty

This handout file photo provided by the Israeli Government Press Office on Wednesday shows Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin (right) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) shaking hands after signing the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty under the watch of U.S. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000385" title="Jimmy Carter" href="/topic/politics/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/jimmy-carter-PEHST000385.topic">President Jimmy Carter</a> on the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> lawn on March 26, 1979, in Washington, D.C. Israel and Egypt will mark 30 years since their then-leaders signed the historic agreement, making Egypt the first Arab nation to recognize the Jewish state.
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( Getty Images archive photo / November 19, 1977 )

This handout file photo provided by the Israeli Government Press Office on Wednesday shows Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin (right) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) shaking hands after signing the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty under the watch of U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the White House lawn on March 26, 1979, in Washington, D.C. Israel and Egypt will mark 30 years since their then-leaders signed the historic agreement, making Egypt the first Arab nation to recognize the Jewish state.

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